19 Jan '15, 8am
Competition between Novatek and Realtek in TV-IC market to become fierce
Competition between Novatek and Realtek in TV-IC market to become fierce Cage Chao, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Monday 19 January 2015] The 2015 market for TV chips will continue to be led by MediaTek followed by MStar Semiconductor, while Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor will be fighting for the third place, according to sources at IC design houses. Both Novatek and Realtek saw their shipments of TV chips increase significantly in 2014, with the former company ranking third globally and the latter fourth, the sources indicated. Novatek and Realtek are both expected to enjoy strong shipments of TV chips in 2015, vying for the third spot in the global TV-chip market, the sources said. In addition, MediaTek will not complete the merger between the company's TV-IC business and MStar's until three years later, the sources noted. Both units are still being...